Wednesday, May 6, 2015
It has to be the mustaches, right? Or, maybe the Yankees are actually good this year? Last night, once again they proved that they have what it takes to win games. Mark Teixeira and his mustache "starter set" hit a home run. Michael Pineda pitched terrific once again. Things are happening ladies and gentlemen... strap in.
Pineda went 8 innings, giving up just 5 hits, no runs. He was quickly followed by David Carpenter, who gave up 3. By then, the Yankees had their 6... but just in case, they brought in Andrew Miller to close the door, his 11th save and just like that they locked it up. Many are asking if Andrew Miller is the best closer in baseball right now. Look, if a team wins and a guy can come in and close the door in any situation... he kind of is. Let's hope this routine continues.
The Yankee run scoring went like this:
The Yanks scored 2 in the first. Alex Rodriguez hit a 2 run double. That was followed by a run in the second when Jacoby Ellsbury singled knocking in Gregorio Petit.
In the 5th it was that Mark Teixeira 2 run homer. By then it was a mustache ride. In the 8th, Didi Gregoirus singled, knocking in 1 more.
Then, like I said, the Jays scored 3 in the ninth and were threatening, but Miller stopped it and just like that, we were on our way.
Nice win Yanks. Keep going... don't shave.
(Original photo via USA TODAY Sports; Photo illustration by Rubie Edmondson)
Final: Yankees 6 - Blue Jays 3
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